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Environmental technology addresses the challenge of developing and adapting our scientific knowledge to support a more sustainable world. It investigates the potential of renewable energy sources to meet our global energy needs. It also considers how to conserve our resources by redesigning the built environment. Environmental technology is about solving problems while striking a balance between environmental concerns and technological progress.
This is a home bakery programme to introduce you to simple cakes and breads for family and friends.
Students of Spanish can develop their enthusiasm for the language and confidence in using it to listen, speak, read and write. You will learn more about Spanish-speaking countries/communities, as well as covering topics like social and global issues – taking your place as citizens in a multilingual, global society. Learning Spanish promotes good communication skills and valuable transferable skills, including working effectively with others and understanding local and global perspectives. As a linguist, the academic, professional and technical skills that you develop are useful across a wide range of professions. In an increasingly interconnected world, these skills can prepare you to succeed in a variety of careers such as business, education and other professional fields.
Students of Spanish can develop their enthusiasm for the language and confidence in using it to listen, speak, read and write. You will learn more about Spanish-speaking countries/communities, as well as covering topics like social and global issues – taking your place as citizens in a multilingual, global society. Learning Spanish promotes good communication skills and valuable transferable skills, including working effectively with others and understanding local and global perspectives. As a linguist, the academic, professional and technical skills that you develop are useful across a wide range of professions. In an increasingly interconnected world, these skills can prepare you to succeed in a variety of careers such as business, education and other professional fields.
Our GCSE English Language specification encourages students to explore and respond, both imaginatively and critically, to a variety of texts. Students use reading to improve their writing skills. They also enhance their understanding of how language variations relate to identity and cultural diversity.
This course is suited to students interested in developing the expertise to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of massage using hot and colds stones. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression.
The Award for IT Users (Microsoft Digital Literacy) is ideal for anyone new to the world of computing who wishes to follow the Microsoft Digital Literacy learning programme. This first step in understanding IT can aid progression on to further qualifications.
Many new technologies are being utilised such as 3-D printing and additive manufacturing in a wide range of industries to produce functional products for consumer use. These technologies require the ability to take a design and create a 3-D computer based model. Such models can then be used via the 3-D printing machines to produce a prototype and/or real functional components.
Our Level 1 welding courses are ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.
Our Level 1 welding courses are ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.
Our Level 1 welding courses are ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.
This course provides hair and beauty skills, techniques and knowledge to help you progress to the next level of vocational learning in the hair and beauty sector.
City and Guilds Level 2 AutoCAD 2D is ideal if you have some experience in computing, perhaps in manufacturing or engineering design, and want to increase your knowledge and skills and progress in your career.
If you have been using 3D CAD independently or have completed the level 1, then a higher qualification in Computer Aided Design (CAD) could be right for you. CAD modelling is used to manufacture new components/prototypes in a variety of areas including engineering, dental, food production and medical industries etc. Many new technologies are being utilised such as 3-D printing and additive manufacturing in a wide range of industries to produce functional products for consumer use. These technologies require the ability to take a design and create a 3-D computer based model. Such models can then be used via the 3-D printing machines to produce a prototype and/or real functional components.
This course will develop knowledge and understanding of the legislative requirements for health and safety in the hair and beauty industry.
The Level 2 Awards and Certificates are ideal if you are already working in welding and fabrication industries and are looking to develop your skills further, to increase your responsibilities and knowledge.
The one year course covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering Industry.
Has television reality shows got your attention? These qualifications cover all the patisserie and confectionery skills and knowledge to show you've got what it takes for a successful career as a pastry chef. Ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs or for those wanting to progress in their careers, for individuals who enjoy this area of cookery as a hobby and for those employees looking to further their knowledge and skills in this area.
The Level 2 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland will suit learners who are interested in working, or are new to working, in adult social care in Northern Ireland. Learners need to acquire essential knowledge of the area.
This qualification meets the needs of learners who want to work front of house within a hospitality environment. It is also for those learners that want a rounded knowledge of both front of house and the kitchen, which will enable them to look at more senior positions in the future. The qualification covers all aspects of food and beverage service. It will deliver the key skills required by the learner to ensure they will have a thorough understanding of the role and expectations that any future employer will expect of them._x000D_
This one year course is suited to students interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a hairdressing salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a one year course which covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering industry. Learners will incorporate college study with work placement to understand the rigours of running a barbering business. Work placement is an integral part of the course.
This course is suited to students interested in a career in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.
This two year course is suited to students interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a hairdressing salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.
This is a full time one year programme to introduce and prepare you for the hospitality & catering sector. This qualification is suitable for anyone from 16 years old or over. This qualification will help you to develop catering and waiting skills. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for working in kitchens and / or as part of a front of house team._x000D_ This qualification could lead to jobs in: _x000D_ • Commis Chef _x000D_ • Waiting Staff_x000D_
This diploma will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You may want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role.
This diploma will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You may want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role.
For these qualifications candidates will be required to complete the following assessments:
  • FIVE practical assignments
  • One GOLA on-line underpinning knowledge test.
  • The aim of these qualifications is to:
  • allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering and construction sectors
  • provide valuable accreditation of skills and knowledge for candidates.
  • This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to become a massage therapist. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers. _x000D_
    This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to carry out the Indian Head Massage Treatment. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers.
    This qualification will help you to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally and economically important sector.
    This course is suited to students interested in developing their existing hairdressing skills. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a hairdressing salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression._x000D_
    The Level 3 certificate is ideal if you are working in adult social care in Northern Ireland, or you have some essential knowledge that you wish to develop.
    The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to learn about the care, learning and development of children and young people aged 0 - 19 years. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills and the knowledge necessary to work with children and young people.
    This one year course is suited to students interested in advance techniques in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers and potential employers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression.
    This Level 3 qualification enhances the underlying principles and practical skills required in hairdressing. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational competence and provide a sound platform from which to progress into employment within the hairdressing industry. Work placement is an integral part of the course.
    This qualification is relevant to learners who have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or to those with plenty of experience in a professional kitchen. They may have experience at supervisory level or they may want to develop their skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.
    This course is an intensive one year, part-time, will suit you if you have worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally and economically important sector.
    This qualification provides learners with specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the hospitality industry – the beverage sector. The unit is aimed at all first line operatives where coffee is served – this includes coffee bars, coffee houses, cafes, hotels and restaurants.
    The Level 3 Certificate in induction is suited to learners who want to gain the knowledge of the core aspects of work in the care field. This qualification is also more suited to learners who have completed City and Guilds Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care. There is no placement component to this qualification, however it is advantageous to secure one.
    This qualification has been designed for those working in a pharmacy setting, either in the community or in a hospital. The qualification meets the needs of the pharmacy sector and related sector regulators and the requirements for endorsement of skills for health as the relevant Sector Skills Council for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The qualification is based upon newly developed National Occupational Standards for Pharmacy. To achieve the qualification, candidates must complete fourteen mandatory units. Candidates must also complete a minimum of three optional units from a choice of thirteen.
    This short programme is a week by week development of skills for a range of food and dishes that you may wish to use when entertaining family and friends over the Christmas period.
    Make culinary delights from the most basic ingredients that can be found in your store cupboard. A short course that encourages you to use what you have in your larder and fridge.
    This qualification is intended for candidates who want to:_x000D_ _x000D_ Learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) in helping roles_x000D_ Find out more about counselling (this qualification won’t teach them to be a counsellor, but may help them decide whether or not they want to train as one);_x000D_ Improve professional and personal relationships
    English not your first language? English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are available for those who want to improve their English speaking/listening/reading/writing for life and work in the UK. We offer 5 levels starting from Entry 1 up to Level 2 with City and Guilds. Classes take place once a week for three hours from September to June in all campuses. After completion of tests in class, students achieve a certificate at the appropriate level.
    This unit covers the skills and knowledge needed to prove the competences required to cover a broad range of basic fluid power assembly activiites that will prepare the learner for entry into the engineering or manufacturing sectors.
    GCE Environmental Technology has two levels: AS and A2. Students can choose to take the AS course as a stand-alone qualification without progressing to A2. To obtain the full A Level qualification, they must complete the A2 course.
    Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. This course allows you to cover the full GCSE Higher Tier or alternatively Foundation Tier in one year. It is designed as a revision class for those students who have previously studied higher or foundation level mathematics but have not gained the required grade for progression into other education or employment. It is expected for students to complete their own personal study each week to be successful. The AQA Higher Tier is graded from 3-9 with 4 equating to the original C grade at GCSE Level and 8 and 9 equating to original A*. The Foundation Tier assessments will be awarded a grade within the range of 1 to 5. Students who fail to reach the minimum standard for grade 1 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.
    This Award acts as an introduction to the basics of using commercially available accounting software to set up a computerised accounting system, process business transactions and produce reports The Level 1 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping qualification is specifically aimed at learners who wish to begin their studies of computerised accounting and gain entry to a Level 1 qualification within the regulated qualification framework. The qualification has been designed to appeal to individuals within the following groups: Learners starting their studies in the subject of computerised accounting from a point of no previous knowledge or experience. Learners employed at a junior level with some limited basic accounting knowledge and skills who want to formalise their competence by gaining a recognised accredited qualification in computerised bookkeeping. Learners returning to study and/or work after a study or career break. Learners considering a change in career. Learners considering a career as a self-employed practitioner. Owners of small businesses wanting an introduction to the function of computerised accounting so that they can personally keep computerised records for their business.
    This Certificate provides the knowledge and skills to set-up a computerised accounting system, prepare business documents, process a wide range of transactions from source documents and produce reconciliations and reports. The Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping qualification is specifically aimed at learners who wish to further their studies of computerised accounting and gain a qualification at Level 2 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having already achieved the IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping. The qualification will also appeal to those learners who already have some practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject of computerised accounting. Owners of small businesses should also find the qualification useful as it gives coverage of the use of commercially available computerised software suitable for maintaining accounts for a small business.
    Introduces the learner to the more advanced processing skills required to make accounting adjustments and prepare financial statements and prepare management reports for a sole trader or partnership to using a computerised accounting system The Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification is primarily designed to appeal to learners who already have a good working knowledge of the software, and wish to further their studies of computerised bookkeeping within a working business environment gaining a qualification at Level 3 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having already achieved the IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping. The qualification will also appeal to those learners who already have good practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject. Owners of small businesses may also find the qualification useful as it gives coverage of the wide range of tasks that can be carried out using commercially available accounting software suitable for maintaining accounts for a small business.
    This qualification is ideal if you have management/ supervisory responsibilities but no formal training/ qualifications. It is particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other challenges._x000D_ _x000D_ This qualification is made up of a wide range of units covering core management skills. By undertaking this programme you will develop key leadership and management skills across a range of areas._x000D_
    This qualification is ideal if you have management responsibilities but no formal training and are keen to develop your abilities. It is especially suited to team leaders who want to move up to the next level of management or for those who need to lead teams through change. The programme will help you to be an effective and confident firstline manager.
    The Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair covers complex faults in cars and small vans. Learners will be taught how to diagnose faults using the correct diagnostic procedure. They will have access to the most up to date technologies in the sector. The qualification is recognised in over 300 countries. Learners will gain status as a fully qualified Vehicle Mechanic.
    This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above. This qualification is ideal for learners who wish to develop an understanding of photographic processes and the photo-image industry. The qualification aims to support learners to progress either into employment or onto further qualifications.
    This course is for those wanting to be able to carry out basic plumbing processes.
    This course is suitable for participants of all ages who enjoy working with their hands and want to develop basic carpentry hand skills. You will learn how to use a range of hand tools while completing a small project and gaining a L1 Unit/Qualification
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    This course is suitable for participants of all ages who enjoy DIY and want to develop Wall and Floor tiling Skills. You will learn how to use a range of hand tools while completing a small project and gaining a L1 Unit/Qualification
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is a one year programme designed to provide an introduction to work as it introduces generic employability skills designed to build confidence for the workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Personal Development, Vocational Support and Literacy and Numeracy. Upon successful completion of the Certificate programme the natural progression is to a second and final year to study the NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development.
    Applicants to the course should have successfully completed the Level 2 Creative Writing course or demonstrate previous experience of creative writing.
    This short course will enable learners to understand the causes and effects of stress and how mindfulness techniques can be used to address these.
    The OCN NI Level 2 Award in Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children and Young People qualification has been designed to enable the learner to understand the reasons for and effects of challenging behaviour in children and young people, how challenging behaviour may be managed and what support is available.
    The OCN NI Level 2 Award in Outdoor Play and Learning qualification has been designed to enable the learner to understand the value of outdoor play for children’s learning and development and be able to promote, plan and deliver effective outdoor play activities.
    The OCN NI Level 3 Award in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs is designed to provide the practitioner with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to work effectively with children and young people with special needs.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    Want to enjoy your holiday experience in Spanish speaking countries more? SWC offers Spanish courses in all campuses, from beginners to more advanced levels, depending on demand. Students learn how to deal with everyday situations while travelling and enjoying the country. Courses run for 15 or 30 weeks once a week for two hours. Students achieve a certificate or award with CCEA or OCN. Courses start in September or February.
    Want to enjoy your holiday experience in Spanish speaking countries more? SWC offers Spanish courses in all campuses, from beginners to more advanced levels, depending on demand. Students learn how to deal with everyday situations while travelling and enjoying the country. Courses run for 15 or 30 weeks once a week for two hours. Students achieve a certificate or award with CCEA or OCN. Courses start in September or February.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The NOCN Entry Level Award, Certificate and Diploma in Independent Living, Using Employability Skills, Vocational Skills and Personal Success and Well Being (Entry 1 - 3) (QCF) are designed to provide a foundation to both personal and working life. Each class will focus on some of the following areas: Personal Development, Vocational Support, Literacy and Numeracy, Arts and Crafts, Catering, Creative Skills, Horticulture and Sport and Leisure as well as more generic life and employability skills designed to build confidence for the home and workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Literacy and Numeracy as well as personal development areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Road Safety Awareness or Computer Basics. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the areas named above.
    The OCN NI Level 1 Award in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs is designed to provide the practitioner with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to work effectively with children and young people with special needs.
    This short course will enable the learner to understand the factors that affect infant mental health and development. The unit will also enable the learner to know how to communicate effectively with infants.
    This course has two main units in it. The main is Computer Animation Techniques in which learners will learn about the history of animation and the different types of animation as well has getting the opportunity to create their own stop-motion animation video.
    This Tour Guiding qualification has been designed to provide you with skills in the travel and tourism industry to enable them you develop a tour commentary and lead groups on a guided tour.
    This Event Management qualification has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to participate in and manage events.
    This technical diploma is aimed at those interested in following a career path in IT/Computing who have achieved less than four GCSEs at Grade C. This course provides a practical, work related introduction to Computing and IT.
    This course is aimed at learners interested in understanding the media and in applying practical skills to create media products. They will develop knowledge and understanding by completing projects and assignments that are work related and relevant to the media industry. Learners will also develop the responsibility and skills that are essential for the modern day workplace including: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; and presenting ideas in a professional manner.
    This qualification recognises learners understanding of administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners abilities to carry out a range of administrative tasks autonomously and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context.
    This qualification recognises learners' understanding of administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners' abilities to carry out a range of administrative tasks autonomously and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    The Photography based pathway is a one-year course and tops up the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) - Graphics, into the equivalent of 3 x A Levels. You’ll study a further 9 units. Like the Subsidiary Diploma, a typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing and presenting ideas to a client. You will use client feedback to refine ideas, presenting a final outcome in response to the brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
    The Graphics and Photography Pathway is a two-year course split into two one-year elements. In the first year, you’ll be placed onto the Subsidiary Diploma, where you’ll study 9 units, 18 in total over the 2 years. This is the equivalent of 3 x A Levels You’ll study units like Digital Technology, Branding for Design, Digital Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics Advertising Photography and Fashion Photography. A typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing ideas, presenting ideas to a client, using client feedback to refine ideas, and presenting a final outcome in response to a brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
    This qualification recognises learners understanding of complex administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners abilities to carry out a range of nonroutine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose Learners units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    This qualification recognises learners' understanding of complex administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners' abilities to carry out a range of non-routine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose individual units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    This intensive and very interesting part-time course is designed for adult learners over 19 who have existing qualifications at level 2 and wish to now progress into higher education. This course is designed to provide you with the academic and study skills required to move onto a degree programmes of your choice. It also encourages you to build confidence, add to your academic skills and build up knowledge and understanding of the changing world in the 21st Century. The Diploma in Access to Higher Education is a golden opportunity to take the first step towards change and move towards reaching you own personal career goals. While it is a challenging and at times very demanding programme of study, students who are successful would agree that it is well worth the effort. There are two pathways on offer - the Health Studies Pathway which is aimed at those who see their future in Nursing and Midwifery and the subjects studied are Sociology, Psychology and Human Biology The Humanities and Social Sciences pathway is aimed at students with other degree programmes in mind such as Social work and Education and it is made up of Sociology, Psychology and Politics
    This intensive and very interesting part-time course is designed for adult learners over 19 who have existing qualifications at level 2 and wish to now progress into higher education. This course is designed to provide you with the academic and study skills required to move onto a degree programmes of your choice. It also encourages you to build confidence, add to your academic skills and build up knowledge and understanding of the changing world in the 21st Century. The Diploma in Access to Higher Education is a golden opportunity to take the first step towards change and move towards reaching you own personal career goals. While it is a challenging and at times very demanding programme of study, students who are successful would agree that it is well worth the effort. There are two pathways on offer - the Health Studies Pathway which is aimed at those who see their future in Nursing and Midwifery and the subjects studied are Sociology, Psychology and Human Biology The Humanities and Social Sciences pathway is aimed at students with other degree programmes in mind such as Social work and Education and it is made up of Sociology, Psychology and Politics
    This intensive and very interesting part-time course is designed for adult learners over 19 who have existing qualifications at level 2 and wish to now progress into higher education. This course is designed to provide you with the academic and study skills required to move onto a degree programmes of your choice. It also encourages you to build confidence, add to your academic skills and build up knowledge and understanding of the changing world in the 21st Century. The Diploma in Access to Higher Education is a golden opportunity to take the first step towards change and move towards reaching you own personal career goals. While it is a challenging and at times very demanding programme of study, students who are successful would agree that it is well worth the effort. There are two pathways on offer - the Health Studies Pathway which is aimed at those who see their future in Nursing and Midwifery and the subjects studied are Sociology, Psychology and Human Biology The Humanities and Social Sciences pathway is aimed at students with other degree programmes in mind such as Social work and Education and it is made up of Sociology, Psychology and Politics
    This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment in the health and social care sector or to provide career development opportunities to progress onto a relevant Level 3 programme. Learners will be fully supported by highly qualified and experienced staff who are committed to creating engaging and exciting learning environments for all. As work placement is an integral part of this programme, they will get the opportunity for both learning and doing.
    The BTEC First Diploma in Sport is a one year, full time, practical, work related course. This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the areas of exercise, fitness and sports development. Learners will be required to complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.
    This one year, full-time, course is to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in this globally, economically important area. It will aid your progression to further study and prepare you to enter the workforce in due course. The course is a vocationally related qualification so you will develop knowledge and understanding by applying learning and skills in a work-related context. South West College has excellent relations with local industry to facilitate this.
    The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to study Art & Design for 1 year to boost UCAS points of gain new skills. The practical nature of the course is designed to develop learner's expertise of the area of Fine Art and Large and Small Scale Design. Through hands on projects, they will develop skills, knowledge and understanding over tone years. A range of carefully selected topics equip learners with a broad view of all the main subjects needed to fully understand this area, and to be able to design and implement projects to a high standard.
    The aim of this I year course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Creative Media Production, for example, Film, TV, Journalism, Advertising and Design. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the media industry. This is the ideal course for students seeking to increase their UCAS points or gain experience in this exciting field.
    The aim of this 1 year course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Games Design and Development. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the Games industry. This is the ideal course for students seeking to increase their UCAS points or gain experience in this exciting field.
    The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry. The broad based and applied nature of the course is designed to equip students with the skills they need for a variety of scientific careers. Previous students have pursued careers in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Criminology, Zoology, dental Nursing and Stratified Medicine. The course is designed to develop learner's practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.
    The business world of today demands that you learn by doing. Learners will study all areas of business such as starting and running their own business and demonstrating entrepreneurial skills through a variety of projects. They will gain experience in Marketing, Finance, Law, Human Resource and Retailing. Industry visits and expert lecturers support the development of strong employability and academic skills.
    This course is a specialist work related qualification in IT. It is equivalent to a AS Levels. It is a one year course consisting of nine units. All units are internally assessed and are both practical and theoretical.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Games Design and Development. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the Games industry.
    This qualification has been designed to allow Learners to work towards employment as a Pharmacy Technician. Successful completion of this in conjunction with Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills will allow the Learners to satisfy the requirements for registration to work as a pharmacy technician as required by the General Pharmceutical Council.
    This qualification has been developed as part of Edexcel’s BTEC Nationals suite of qualifications to allow pharmacy employees (either in a community or non-community setting) and full-time learners the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification. It can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or, when taken in conjunction with Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF), will contribute to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Pharmacy. Completing both will satisfy the requirements for registration to work as a pharmacy technician (provided all other registration requirements are also met) as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
    The BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering occupations. The qualification is also suitable for learners who have not yet decided on a particular engineering specialism and who wish to gain a broader understanding of engineering.
    The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Art and Design and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course is designed to develop learner's expertise of the area of Fine Art and Large and Small Scale Design. Through hands on projects, they will develop skills, knowledge and understanding over two years. A range of carefully selected topics equip learners with a broad view of all the main subjects needed to fully understand this area, and to be able to design and implement projects to a high standard.
    This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It’s designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding to secure employment in the business sector or to progress to Higher Education. You can opt to leave after one year of study, which will give you a 90 Credit Diploma, which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
    This course is a specialist work related qualification in IT. It is a two year course consisting of 18 units. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels. All units are internally assessed and are both practical and theoretical. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and group work.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Creative Media Production, for example, Film, TV, Journalism, Advertising and Design. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the media industry.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Games Design and Development. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the Games industry.
    The aim of the course is to provide a vocationally related qualification that draws on the main themes of work in the Health and Social Care sector. The Extended Diploma provides the opportunity to complete work placements which add to the vocational scope of the qualification. Learners on this programme have an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of specific aspects of the sector.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Performing Arts. The programme has been designed to provide students with necessary education and training for those wishing to enter the performing arts industry. This course will provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life within the performing arts industry or to progress to further study. This 2 year course provides learners with an extensive and immersive performing arts experience, including live theatre performances.
    The primary aim of the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) is to educate learners to make informed decisions which will facilitate their progression (primarily, but not exclusively) to appropriate Higher Education in Art and Design. The course builds on the learners' prior experience.
    This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to pursue a rewarding career, working with children. Highly qualified and experienced staff will create exciting yet challenging learning environments to fully support learners and help them to work to their full potential. On successful completion of the programme, learners will also achieve qualified practitioner status to enable them to work with the 0-8 age group.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industries, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you.
  • All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.
  • This course is a two year, full-time, programme that allows, if successful, achievement of the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally, economically important sector.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction/civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction/civil engineering through hands on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industries, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.
    This course is a one year, full-time, programme that allows, if successful, achievement of the equivalent of 1.5 A Levels. The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally, economically important sector.
    This qualification has been developed in collaboration with Skills for Health, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the General Pharamceutical Council to guide and assess the development of knowldge and skills relating to the health workforce in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This qualification confirms competence in a range of skills undertaken by a pharmacy technician or pharmacy assistant.
    This short programme has been designed with the entertainer at home in mind taking you through a range of tasks and activities covering to take the stress out of hosting and learn up to date ideas for making your home parties stand out including; Cocktails and mocktails, the ideal table setting for seasonal and occasional settings, wine knowledge, the perfect cheeseboard and speciality tea and coffee.
    This unique combination of qualifications has been specifically collated to develop your practical skills to become a nail technician._x000D_ This course is ideal for a beginner in the beauty industry. It is also suitable for a hairdresser, beauty therapist or make-up artist wanting to expand their skill set. Provide manicure services (£89 course fee), Apply LED Gel Polish (£83 course fee), Apply and Maintain Artificial Nail Enhancements (£200 course fee).
    This qualification is split into two units. The first is specific to understanding cyber threats, to include motivations, identification and effective response. The second unit focuses on effective cyber security policy implementation. Knowledge based training is supported by a range of practical examples and relevant case studies which provide learners with the confidence to apply this knowledge within their organisation. The course will be a blend of face to face teaching, offline activities and a tutorial.
    This qualification covers the principles of food hygiene for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment
    Increasing numbers of individuals suffer adverse reactions every year from the ingestion of allergens in food. This number could be greatly reduced if more people involved in the production, preparation and serving of food were aware of the risks to people from food allergens and how to control these risks. This qualification will provide learners with an understanding of why food allergens need to be controlled and strategies for control, such as keeping and making available information about allergen ingredients, reducing cross contamination, improving communication and providing advice to consumers._x000D_
    This qualification is designed principally for those who are, or intend to be, supervisors of food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry. Holders will gain a knowledge of food safety and food hygiene, enabling them to identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
    Over the weeks of this course you will develop skills and knowledge on how to create broths, stews and one-pot wonders to tantalise the family’s taste buds over the winter months.
    The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of social science subjects and is aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves employment opportunities. The programme of study provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners.
    The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of social science subjects and is aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves employment opportunities. The programme of study provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners.
    The course is designed to develop learners' practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.
    The VTCT Level 2 Award in Plaiting and Twisting Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop plaiting and twisting techniques that will enable you create a variety of different looks for your clients. Client consultation, products and aftercare advice to finish the service are all part of this award.
    The VTCT Level 2 Award in Styling and Finishing Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in blow drying and finishing techniques on a variety of hair types and lengths. Client consultation, products, heated styling equipment to finish the service are all part of this award.
    This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to become a massage therapist. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers.
    This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to become a reflexologist. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers.
    This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to become a sports massage practitioners. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of the art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers.
    The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Award in Creative Hair Extension Services is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in hair extension techniques. Client consultation, preparation of client’s hair, blending and placing of extensions are all part of this award. Maintenance and aftercare advice will also be included.
    This qualification is about developing your creative make-up skills for fashion and photographic work in a way that enhances your own professional profile. The ability to research, plan and create a range of make-up looks to a given brief, in conjunction with others, is required in this qualification. The ability to evaluate the results against the design brief is also required.
    The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an Learners to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer onetoone training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the Learners needs of a client. REPs CPD points: 20.
    This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to design and deliver safe and effective circuit training sessions.
    This qualification is aimed at learners who want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise. REPs CPD points: 20